Science Hill man transforms home into Winter Wonderland – Commonwealth Journal’s History

“This is my gift to everybody,” he said. Tours are given by invitation only. Family and friends will begin pouring in on Friday to be treated to the sights.

He did just that for 2017, saying he began on October 1.

“I don’t know if I’ll go bigger next year or not,” he said with a twinkle in his eye. “We’ll have to wait and see.”

Like in years past, Gibson said he has items in storage that didn’t make it out of their boxes. He also has next year’s plans in the works.

Inside Gibson’s home, Santa could be lurking around any and every corner. The hallway is lined with dozens of nutcrackers. The sun room is taken up by a community of snowmen. And penguins make their homes in any available space.

And this year, Gibson’s preparations have resulted in his largest Christmas collection yet. His house is decked out with 112 Christmas trees, 61 animated figures, 53 nativity scenes, and an unmeasurable amount of holiday cheer.

All throughout the year, the Science Hill man spends time hunting through yard sales and flea markets looking for the best items of Yuletide cheer.

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